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The TAO of Watercolor: Painting Ornamental Structures


  • CSLR Social Hall 1905 Hartnell Avenue Redding, CA, 96002 United States (map)

This session requires some watercolor experience or the completion of the Beginner’s Sessions. The world is so beautiful and the choice of subject matter so vast, yet it is easy to overlook the seemingly mundane objects, many in our own backyard. Still, other objects require seeing with a more bird’s eye view, a zooming in on the specific, rather than the larger view. Inspiration comes from the Zen monks and others, who teach us that the sacred is in the ordinary, in one’s daily life, in one’s own back yard. “Still life” composition is more than a group of objects set up on a table. It could equally well be a variety of outdoor items, subjects that I refer to as ornamental structures: rusting iron gates, flower carts, lanterns, crumbling stone walls, garden benches, adobe pots, etc. In this session, we will explore ways to describe surface textures to these subjects; experiment with composition; design principles including choice of color, value and pattern. Students are encouraged to work with their own reference material, along with material provided by the instructor. For additional information, contact the teacher at shariwindom@yahoo.com. Students will need sketch and tracing paper along with the basic materials. Wednesdays, May 23 to June 27, 2018. 10:00AM to 12:30PM OR 2:00PM to 4:30PM. In Social Hall. $135 per Person or $23 per Class Meeting. Pre-Registration is Required. Download PDF Flyer

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